Mario Pickavet

Mario Pickavet received an M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering, specialized in telecommunications, from Ghent University in 1996 and 1999, respectively. Since 2000, he is professor at Ghent University where he is teaching courses on discrete mathematics, multimedia networks and network modeling. 
His current research interests are related to broadband communication networks (WDM, IP, (G-)MPLS, Ethernet, OPS, OBS) and include design, long-term planning, techno-economical analysis and energy efficiency of core and access networks. Special attention goes to Operations Research techniques that can be applied for routing and network design. In this context, he is currently involved in several European and national projects, such as the Network of Excellence "Building the Future Optical Network in Europe" (BONE), DICONET, ECODE and TREND. 
He has published about 200 international publications, both in journals (IEEE JSAC, IEEE Comm. Mag., Journal of Lightwave Technology, Eur. Trans. on Telecommunications, Photonic Network Communication, Journal of Heuristics, ...) and in proceedings of conferences. He is co-author of the book 'Network Recovery: Protection and Restoration of Optical, SONET-SDH, IP, and MPLS'.